Electrical Upgrade - Canadian Forces Station Mill Cove

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing to upgrade electrical communication infrastructure at Canadian Forces Station Mill Cove. The project involves laying over 3 km of new duct banks from the communications towers to the communications building to accommodate new fibre cabling and electrical system upgrades.


The proposed scope of work comprises of:

  • Installation of conduit system for power and communications to each existing tower. This includes conduit, wiring, conduit fittings and accessories, pull boxes and junction boxes, racking, supports, and all devices needed for a complete system.
  • Installation of power feeds for receptacles, antenna system power, and power to existing obstruction lights. This includes breakers, disconnect switches, and all associated accessories needed for a complete system.
  • All associated trenching, excavation, backfill, and core drilling.


Latest update

November 22, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - November 2, 2023


Leslie Thomlinson
Department of National Defence
Leslie Thomlinson, Senior Project Manager
NDHQ - 101 Colonel By
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2
Telephone: 613-995-6238
Email: Leslie.thomlinson@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Station Mill Cove (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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